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WeChat sets the record straight for its 690,000 Aussie users

The Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media has been tasked with probing the risk posed to the nation’s democracy by foreign interference through social media. Twitter, Google, Tiktok, and Facebook have previously made submissions to the inquiry, with the plan for representatives from each of the social media platforms to eventually face the committee. TikTok

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Data61 and Monash claim quantum-safe and privacy-preserving blockchain protocol

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Data61 has announced alongside the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre a blockchain protocol they claim is secure against quantum computers while also protecting the privacy of its users and their transactions. The protocol, MatRiCT, is patented by CSIRO and now licensed to Australian cryptocurrency developer HCash. Hcash will

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Danny Crichton

Lots of happy people as Palantir and Asana spike on first day of trading

The markets are closed and the verdicts are in: investors liked what they saw in Palantir and Asana. The two companies, which debuted this morning in dual (and duel) direct listings, continued to prove that enterprise tech companies without the brand recognition of Spotify (which conducted its own direct listing back in 2018) can make

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Danny Crichton

Dustin Moskovitz discusses Asana’s first trading day

‘Ultimately it’s just one step in a much longer journey towards fulfilling our mission’ Danny Crichton 10 hours It’s a big day for Asana, the work management tool that debuted on the NYSE this morning in a direct listing. Founded back in 2009 by Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, the company has assiduously grown over

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Anthony Ha

Everything Google announced at today’s hardware event

This year, Google’s annual hardware event consisted of a brisk 30 minutes of pre-recorded promotional videos, but the company managed to pack a number of new product announcements into that time. To make things easy for you, here’s a quick rundown of everything that Google announced, including the Google Pixel 5, a new TV interface

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Zack Whittaker

How 3 remote-friendly tech companies plan to return to the office

Six months ago, millions of workers left their offices for the last time without realizing it. Many would be laid off because of the pandemic, but for those fortunate to keep their jobs, some of their employers still haven’t determined whether they will open their workplaces again. Some of the biggest tech employers in the

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North Korea has tried to hack 11 officials of the UN Security Council

Image: Llyass Seddoug Special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security isn’t handled properly. Read More A hacker group previously associated with the North Korean regime has been spotted

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Jonathan Shieber

Investors give Baltimore’s Facet Wealth $25 million to sell businesses on financial planning as a benefit

Yesterday, Baltimore-based fintech company Facet Wealth said it raised $25 million in financing as it readies a new business line pitching financial planning as an employment benefit to businesses looking to recruit top talent. Employment benefit packages are expanding beyond the basic gym membership and healthcare to include subscriptions to Netflix, discounts on delivery and

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